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and russian foreign ministers met with the u.n. envoy on syria and hillary clinton said events on the ground in syria are accelerating. she also joined the u.s. defense secretary in expressing concern that damascus is considering using chemical weapons against the rebels. >> i think there is no question that we remain very concerned, very concerned. as the opposition advances, in particular on damascus, the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> secretary panetta went on to say that the white house made it clear there will be consequences should the assad regime make the mistake of using those weapons on its own people. for more on the perspective from damascus, i spoke a short time ago to the bbc's jeremy bolon -- jeremy bowen. >> the issue has been pretty firm on the use of chemical weapons. any news from damascus? >> i think the regime here can feel the pressure. it has been under huge pressure in the last couple of weeks, increasing pressure. of the most pressure has faced from the west, certainly, in the almost two years this has been going on. i spoke before pa
as a result of the u.n. vote. the palestinians say it will enhance the prospects of the two states living side by side. >> this enhanced status will not change much on the ground right now. but it will change the bid for a fully independent and sovereign state. they could theoretically pursue claims against israel's occupation in international criminal court. it has been a dramatic disaster for israel. ministers having to explain to their own people tonight why only a handful of nations, including the u.s., were backing down in the voting against the palestinian bid, which israel said was a move against peace. >> one thing is certain, we are not obligated anymore by any agreements with the palestinians. we can act according to our own interests. >> the people have renewed hope. the palestinian leaders have missed many opportunities before. can they push on from here and reach the elusive peace agreement that would put an israeli and palestinian state side by side? >> i am showing to now by a senior fellow from the middle east council on foreign relations and formerly of the state department. t
status at the when last week, a move opposed by israel -- at the u.n. last week, a move opposed by israel. >> in the middle east, you cannot allow that and ignore it. >> thanks to the u.n., the palestinians may have greater self-confidence. but more is ready sediments hurt their ambitions for full status. -- but more israeli settlements hurt their ambitions for full status, and they wan tthe -- they want the u.n. to move in. if these settlements continue to grow, britain and france have hinted at sterner action, although they are unlikely to go as far as withdrawing embassadors. -- embassadors -- ambassadors. >> rwanda has rejected a report that says it was involved in the rebel goma capture rebel in congo -- the democratic republic of congo. the drc is now back in control -- control. in the uk, starbucks says it will start paying corporation tax. the company has nearly 1/3 of the uk coffee shop market, but has only paid the tax once in the past 15 years. starbucks has been stung by public criticism of its actions. you're watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's progr
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